9:08: Tonight, the Boston Celtics will continue their west coast trip in LA against the Lakers. The Lakers are currently a disappointing 25-29, while the Celtics are a solid 28-25. Both teams have been surrounded by trade rumors recently, but none of them will actually happen. The rumored Rondo-for-Howard deal is completely dead, as Rondo's agent said that his client is staying in Boston while the Lakers actually think Howard is going to be a big part of their future. Obviously, that's not true. The only thing that would make Howard a big part of their future would be if he gets traded for a future Hall of Famer. I, like most NBA fans, am expecting a Boston victory tonight. Unless they REALLY mess up, we should be in for some bragging rights. Enjoy it.
11:18: The Celtics put up a horrible effort in the first quarter. Thanks to no hustle and bad shot attempts, Boston currently trails the Lakers 36-27. The Lakers are currently out-rebounding the Celtics 15-6. Paul Pierce leads the Celtics with 10. Following him is KG with 6.
11:50: Things didn't get better or worse for the Celtics in the second quarter. Both teams scored 28 points in the period as the Celtics trail at halftime, 64-55. I don't what the problem was in the first. Maybe they still are adjusting to a still ground after the long flight today. If it was that or just a bad effort, they'll need to have an amazing second half to pull this one out. The Lakers have done this before, they'll put up a fight in the first half and then do nothing for the final 24 minutes. Let's hope that's the case tonight.
1:13: The Celtics have lost to the Lakers, 113-99. They played awful all night and I don't see many pros coming from this one. I'm immediately moving on from this one and forgetting that it ever happened. The C's are now just 28-26 and 0-2 since All-Star Weekend. It's time for some changes. Some kind of trade must be made.